11th October 2010
NuCalm is revolutionising the patient experience by naturally relaxing the body within minutes. Developed by American neuroscientists, it induces a state of deep relaxation even in anxious patients.
Using a system known as cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES), NuCalm consists of a generator and a headset that transmits relaxing electrical and sound frequencies to the brain. After about five minutes, brain waves have been shown to slow to a state that is associated with deep relaxation, meditation and sleep.
Patients are also asked to wear dark glasses and are given plant based tablets of a brain chemical called GABA – commonly available as a nutritional supplement – both of which deepen the calming effect.